The pics of the young monks with the toy gun does surprise me. I would think that behavior would be frowned upon. I have a lot to learn!
From a distance the temple on top of the hill looks like a vision of Shangri-La.
Mr. Win herded us through the market and then we followed some village women up the many stairs that lead up to the fantasy on the hill.
Up close it looked older, and more run-down.
The workmanship was still beautiful though.
Some hill tribe women just up from the market waited for their men to arrive before the group headed off up a trail.By now it was approaching the hottest part of the day, when most Burmese seek shelter in the shade.This little boy monk had some electronic game that he was playing.
These young monks were relaxing in the monastery, one of them clutching a toy gun.
Other child monks ran about pretending to shoot each other with toy guns.
I was shocked at this sacrilegious behavior but when I voiced my surprise out loud, Mr. Win said simply, “but…
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